Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Beginner's Guide to Fox Hunting

Fox Hunting is a popular activity among amateur radio operators. We cover the basic equipment and techniques involved. This was recorded during our Dec 4, 2023, Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Ham Radio On-Line Vendors

A list for your shopping convenience. This was the topic of the Nov 20, 2023, Beginner's Academy Zoom Meeting.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Panama City ARC Members Participate in the RaDAR Rally

 The following Panama ARC members participated in the Nov 4th, 2023 RaDAR Rally

  • Scott W7DIA at Lynn Haven Bayou Reserve Park
  • Chris VA3ECO at Lake of the Woods, Ontario
  • Bob KK4DIV at Pine Log State Forrest
  • Greg N4KGL at St Andrew's State Park

The goal was to make five contacts, move one kilometer by foot or canoe, redeploy, and repeat for four hours. All enjoyed the challenge and had fun. Find out more about the RaDAR Rally at www.radarrally.com. Here are some photos and videos.

Chris VA3ECO operates RaDAR from his canoe on the Lake of the Woods, Ontario.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Is the Saltwater Effect advantageous for the RaDAR Rally?

I discuss a study I did to quantify the saltwater effect for vertical antennas on the saltwater shore. The results motivated me to choose St. Andrews State Park overlooking the Grand Lagoon for my RaDAR Rally venue. I likely will use the Alexloop magnetic loop, which is vertically polarized for my portable antenna. This was the topic for our October 23rd, 2023, Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting. Checkout the RaDAR Rally info at www.radarrally.info

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Beginner's Guide for Parks On The Air POTA

Join the many hams enjoying ham radio outdoors. Parks On The Air or POTA makes it interesting. This video was recorded during our October 9, 2023, Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

The PCARC Fall Tailgate is Saturday, October 14th

 The Panama City Amateur Radio Club Fall Tailgate is coming on October 14th. Mark your calendars and come out to the club. The start time will be 9 am and should go through lunchtime. Bring that old radio gear sitting around collecting dust to sell, or look for that item that will fill out your ham shack. 

The PCARC clubhouse is located at:
130 N Church Ave
Panama City, FL 32404

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Intro to QRZ.COM Amateur Radio Website

We discuss some features of QRZ.COM, and there are many. This video was recorded from our Sept 25th, 2023, Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting.